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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend – our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends – the choice is yours.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend? Our team have selected some fun events to try out this weekend. So have a seat – here's our list!

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Companies

StartUp Europe Awards: 14 companies to represent Luxembourg

The "Eurovision for startups" is a springboard for companies in Luxembourg.

Luxinnovation, Startup Grind Luxembourg and Silicon Luxembourg have recently published their list of the Luxembourg startups that will be representing the country at the StartUp Europe Awards 2017. The StartUp Europe Awards recognise the efforts of European startups at five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in 18 categories.

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Economy

Promising medium-term economic forecasts

Statec will now publish forecasts in the form of an annual study

Statec, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studiesin Luxembourg, has just published the very first edition of its annual medium-term economic forecasts. According to the figures forecast over the next four years, economic growth in Luxembourg will reach a cycle peak with 4.5% growth by 2018/2019 and will converge towards 3% in 2022. With this performance, the Grand Duchy will be well above the average forecast growth in the euro zone.

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Economy

Index of Economic Freedom: Luxembourg gets ahead of its neighbours

On a global scale, Luxembourg has stabilised in 14th place

The American think tank The Heritage Foundation has just published its annual Index of Economic Freedom. This ranking, which analyses the economic freedom of a country, puts Luxembourg in 14th place worldwide and in 7th place in Europe, with a score of 76.4 /100. In Europe the ranking is led by Switzerland, Ireland and Estonia.

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Tourism

The Bock Casemates reopen to visitors

The underground galleries, which feature on the UNESCO World Heritage List, bear witness to the capital's eventful past as a fortified city.

On 10 February 2018, the Bock Casemates will reopen to the public. In 2017, the fortifications drew some 136,037 visitors, making them Luxembourg City's most popular tourist attraction.

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Logistics

Logistics.public.lu - new information portal on logistics and international trade

The site, which falls within the 'Einfach Lëtzebuerg' national strategy, interacts with the State's administrative guide 'Guichet.lu'.

About twenty State administrations and services have worked together with stakeholders in the private sector to gather on the logistics portal at Logistics.public.lu all the information of use to the economic operators active in the field of logistics and international trade.

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Sport

2018 Olympics - Matthieu Osch ready to hit the pistes

Matthieu Osch, Luxembourg's only participant in the 2018 winter Olympic Games, will be in action from 18 February.

The 23rd Winter Olympics began officially on Friday, 9 February, in PyeongChang (South Korea). A total of 2 925 participants from 92 countries will be competing in 7 sports and 15 disciplines. The young skier Matthieu Osch will be representing the Grand Duchy at the Olympic Games; the competitions began on 8 February, on the eve of the official opening.

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend – our good ideas!

The editorial team at luxembourg.lu has selected six great things to do this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends – the choice is yours.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend? Our team have selected some fun events to try out this weekend. So have a seat - here's our list!

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Economy

The consolidation of public finances continues in 2017

The central government recorded a balance of +€364.1 million at the end of December 2017, in other words an improvement of +€216 million compared to 2016.

During the joint meeting between the Commission des finances et du budget - Cofibu (Finance and Budget Committee) and the Commission du contrôle de l’exécution budgétaire - Comexbu (Budget Implementation Control Committee) last week, the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna presented the state's budget situation in the 4th quarter of 2017.

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  • Updated 16-02-2018